How long has it been since Formation dropped ? Messy Mya’s estate is alleging that Beyonce stole lyrics from the dead and sampled hem in her song, “Formation,” without permission … according to a new lawsuit.
According to TMZ:
The estate of Anthony Barré — aka Messy Mya — just filed suit against Bey for allegedly using lyrics from his 2010 song “A 27 Piece Huh?” and sprinkling them into her hit song … which has been certified gold.
Barré’s estate claims Beyonce straight-up ripped the deceased artist’s words without permission … and then went on to make millions off the track. Barré, a YouTube star, was shot and killed in 2010.
The estate goes on to claim they tried talking to Beyonce about the sample … but says she blew them off.
Now, the estate is asking for more than $20,000,000 in back royalties and other damages for using some of his final recorded words.